Two Catholic priests from Awka Catholic Diocese, have been abducted by unknown gunmen on the Benin-Owo Expressway in Ondo State.
The priest, Rev. Fathers Joseph Nweke and Felix Efobi were kidnapped at Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, on their way to Akure, the state capital, for a wedding ceremony, on Friday evening.
According to a source, “The two catholic priests, who were coming from Awka Diocese for a wedding ceremony in Akure, were kidnapped around Ajagbale, Elegbeka axis yesterday.
“Some members of the bridal train were coming in a convoy with the reverend fathers but only the cars carrying the priests were stopped by the suspected kidnappers and they dragged them out of the cars and took them to an unknown location.
“They didn’t even disturb others, their phones were not even collected, they just kidnapped the priests and left others.”
The Director of Media and Communications of the Ondo Catholic Diocese, Rev. Father Leo Aregbesola, who confirmed the incident, said the church had been searching for the victims. “Rev. Father Amadi posted the incident on our page and he said efforts were ongoing to look for them,” he stated.
Ondo State police command spokesman, Femi Joseph, however, said he was not aware of the incident.